Council of Europe endorses Community Media

The Council of Europe recognises the value of community media as a source of local content, cultural and linguistic diversity, media pluralism, social inclusion and intercultural dialogue.

It endorses the commitment of community media to media and information literacy, through the development of critical and creative thinking and active participation in media content production. Continue reading

CMFE Member: CMS Community Media Sweden

CMS, Community Media Sweden, formed in 2015 and is the umbrella organization for RÖK (Riksförbundet Öppna Kanaler i Sverige / National Swedish Open TV Group) and NRO (Närradions Riksorganisation / National Local Radio association) .

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New book: Undocumented Storytellers

For those of you who are interested in or work with life stories and mediated stories in community media: Undocumented Storytellers: Narrating the Immigrant Rights Movement offers a critical exploration of the ways undocumented immigrants in the United States harness the power of storytelling to mitigate the fear and uncertainty of life without legal status and to advocate for immigration reform. Continue reading

CMFE member: Near FM (Ireland)

Near Media Co-op is a not-for-profit community media project made up by Near TV and NearFM operating across the Northside of Dublin City and beyond. Near encourages groups to use community media as a tool in their development work and aims to support the issues, events and stories important in the local area. Continue reading

CMFE member: COMMIT (Austria)

COMMIT was founded in 2010 as a non-profit-organization and works to extend and improve further training for community media practitioners in Austria and in Europe. COMMIT organizes trainings and develops concepts for further education in the field of community media and adult learning. COMMIT works towards professionalization and formal recognition of community media training and of the acquired skills. Continue reading

CMFE Member: H-Alter Magazine (Croatia)

H-Alter ( Magazine from Croatia joined CMFE as a new member in 2017: The publisher of H-Alter Magazine is Association for Independent Media Culture – non-governmental, non-profit organization. It was founded in 2005 by journalists and other employees in electronic publishing, for the purpose of developing independence and professionalism of journalistic profession, and to secure the right of the public to education and information on issues of civil society, culture, social sciences, environment, media freedoms and international relations. Continue reading

Reminder: Call for papers: ECREA Radio Research Section

The next conference of the Radio Research Section of ECREA will be held at the Department of Social, Political and Cognitive Sciences of the University of Siena, chaired by Tiziano Bonini, from 19 to 21 September 2019. The 2019 theme is: Radio as a Social/Convivial Media: community, participation, public values in the platform society Continue reading

Meet the CMFE Members

In 2019, we are trying to bring members of CMFE to the fore: Who are you? What are you working on? How many people are involved in your station / project? What has been a main challenge in the last year? What do you consider your most important successes?

We are looking forward to sharing some of your stories and we will start next week with one of our newest members, H-Alter from Croatia. Please contact us at to share your experiences! Continue reading

Gearing up for Community Media in Ukraine

The first national Community Media Forum of Ukraine will take place on Friday December 15 in the capital city, Kyiv. The forum is a culmination of several years’ preparatory activities, working to learn from other European country experiences and to identify the best ways to introduce media channels into the hands of civil society in Ukraine. Continue reading